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National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

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Thursday:09:00 - 17:00




  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mobile Device Recharging Station
  • Accessibility
  • Gender
  • Convenient Payment
  • Vegetarian
  • Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Breastfeeding
  • Islam


The Taipei National Palace Museum is a world-class museum that hosts an eclectic collection of treasures kept by generations of Emperors ruling from the Forbidden City. In WWII, Nationalist troops seized the most important pieces in order to prevent invaders from ransacking China's national treasures. A twist of fate eventually brought these treasures to Taiwan.

The Taipei National Palace Museum is designed in the style of a Northern Chinese palace. The museum is home to hundreds of thousands of historical relics that make up the world's most comprehensive and precious collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The entire collection covers 5,000 years of China's historical and artistic achievements.

The museum provides Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Korean language guides and museum-related literature. The museum is a must- see on any visitor's itinerary.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities Northern Taiwan
Guiding Service
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Services & Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker


Nearby MRT

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  • BMeltz

    Niskayuna, New York

    A Magnificent Time Journey


    I'm sure I'm not the first to say, "We needed more time to explore!" Breathtaking art displays will keep everyone fascinated while learning about Taiwanese history.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Treasury of Chinese art


    China has a very long history, many artefacts displayed here were ancient long before Christ was born -- the oracle bones, for example. Many artefacts are quite beautiful, some require a knowledge of Chinese civilisation, such as calligraphy. Allow yourself enough time, it's a big museum. By the way, if these artefacts had remained in mainland China, many would have been destroyed by the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution.
  • PaulSiow

    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

    No MRT nearby


    We had to take a bus here as there was no MRT station nearby. It was fairly easy to take the bus as a few buses ply this route from various MRT stations. Quite a bit of a walk from the main entrance to the Palace museum. Had a nice walk around and caught a bus back before sunset.
  • FelicityInParis

    Magnificent & Gorgeous Palace - You must visit !!


    We enjoyed very very much to be here & visited this magnificent museum. Highly recommended - It’s worthy to pay a visit !
  • 943kbc


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    Amazing displays


    Full disclosure: I am not a museum person. But after visiting the southern branch of the museum in Chiayi we decided to come to Taipei to see the main branch. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed some of the displays so much, like snuff bottles and curio boxes. And the famous jade bok choy cabbage (I didn’t even have to stand in line). Worth the visit!

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